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Optical design of a two-mirror asymmetrical reshaping system and its application in superbroadband color center lasers
Author(s): V. Oliker; Laird D. Prussner; David L. Shealy; Sergey B. Mirov
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Paper Abstract

A two-mirror asymmetrical system has been designed to reshape a laser beam into an elliptic uniform beam profile for use in a new superbroadband color center laser system. The surface points of the two mirrors are obtained by solving a second order partial differential equation of the Monge-Ampeere type which is based on conversation of energy and the law of reflection. The technique is illustrated by presenting the design of a two-mirror system which converts a circular Gaussian beam into an elliptic beam with a uniform profile. Such a reshaper system is planned for use in the development of superbroadband or control generation spectrum color center lasers, which have a significant potential for optical communications, signal multiplexing, and information coding as well as laser spectroscopy, photochemistry, medicine, color microscopy, and holography.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2263, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering IV, (30 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187996
Show Author Affiliations
V. Oliker, Emory Univ. and Matis, Inc. (United States)
Laird D. Prussner, Matis, Inc. (United States)
David L. Shealy, Univ. of Alabama/Birmingham (United States)
Sergey B. Mirov, Univ. of Alabama/Birmingham (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2263:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering IV
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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